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Harry Giese, Yuendumu, Northern Territory, 1971? [picture] / Michael Jensen
Bib ID 3550865
Format PicturePicture, OnlineOnline
Author
Jensen, Michael, 1943-
 
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Description 1971? 
1 photograph : gelatin silver ; image 29.2 x 32.8 cm., on sheet 30.5 x 39.1 cm. 
Biography/History

Harry Giese AM OBE, 1913-2000, was born in Western Australia, a descendant of a family who migrated to Australia in the 1870s. In 1954, after senior Public Service jobs in WA and Queensland, he moved to Darwin as the first Director of Welfare in the Northern Territory Administration. Among his duties was responsibility for the Territory's Aboriginal population (numbering around 20,000 as recorded in a census begun in the 1950s). After Cyclone Tracy in 1974, he headed the Darwin Disaster Welfare Council. In 1978, he became the first Ombudsman for the Northern Territory. He was the longest-serving official member of the NT Legislative Council (1954-73). He was founding Chairman of the Territory committee of the Menzies Foundation and instrumental in the setting up of the Menzies School of Health Research in 1985. He served on its Board of Governors, including as Deputy Chairman, from 1985-95.

Notes

Title from photographer's caption list, see file NLA03/919.

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-137087701

Source of Acquisition Purchased from the photographer, 2005. 
Subjects Giese, H. C. (Harry Christian), 1913-2000 -- Portraits.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Northern Territory -- Yuendumu -- Photographs.  |  Northern Territory -- Officials and employees -- Portraits.
Occupation Welfare administrators.  |  Public servants.
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